Elmwood Park High School and Middle School locked down after phoned-in threat

Elmwood Park Memorial Middle and High School is on lockdown. The two schools are housed in one building on River Drive.

Elmwood Park Memorial Middle and High School is on lockdown. The two schools are housed in one building on River Drive. (5/23/13)

ELMWOOD PARK - Elmwood Park High School and Middle School was on lockdown for nearly six hours today.

Police say a voicemail left on a school guidance counselor's answering machine Wednesday night threatened harm to people at the school. When the counselor heard the message this morning, police were called and later ordered a lockdown.

Parents were sent messages informing them of the situation, and despite being asked not to come to the school, many did.

Officials say nothing in the threat indicated there was a weapon in the school, but as a precaution, a full search was conducted. Students were kept inside their classrooms all day.

The call has been traced to a specific number and address, but police have not yet made any arrests. 

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